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INEC to Conduct 5 Senatorials, 4 States Assembly Bye-Elections Seats in 7 States

By Innocent Orok The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Five Senatorial and Four House of Assembly seats vacant in Seven states across the nation. The list was published on the Commission’s website recently as they called for a bye- elections to fill the vacant seats in compliance with the Nigerian electoral laws. Notably among the Five Senatorial Seats ...

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STOP BLACKMAILING NDDC, UNDEDSSTELLS NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

By Innocent Orok The United Niger Delta Energy Development Security Strategy (UNDEDSS) a premier coalition of Civil Societies in the Niger Delta region has called on President Mohammadu Buhari to stop the Federal Government current unjust practices in the region. But to live up to its responsibilities. This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday, May 21, 2020 by ...

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NDDC N40bn Probe: Senate Demands Written Explanations from Akpabio, Others

The Senate Ad hoc Committee investigating the alleged misappropriation of over N40bn by the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio has demanded a written explanation over his alleged involvement in the said amount belonging to the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The directive was communicated to Akpabio by the Senate Ad hoc committee probing the alleged misappropriation. The ...

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POST COVID19: ANLCA PRESIDENT ASSURES OF MORE JOBS

–Seeks exploration of Non Oil Exports to Create more Jobs   By Innocent Orok The Nigeria Maritime industry can generate more jobs, rather than the fear of job loses as expected by stakeholders after the Coronavirus pandemic. So says the National President of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Hon. Iju Tony Nwabunike. Nwabunike made this optimistic assertion ...

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POST COVID19: BELLO ADVOCATES STRATEGIC COMMITTEE TO BOOST EXPORTS IN NIGERIA

By Innocent Orok The Executive Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Barr. Hassan Bello has advocated for a strategic committee to be set up by the Federal Government to boost export trade in Nigeria after the Coronavirus pandemic. Bello said the committee should comprise of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Nigerian Exports Promotion Council ...

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OWNERSHIP OF WATERWAYS, NIWA, LAGOS STATE AT WAR AGAIN

By Innocent Orok The unending face – off between the National inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) and Lagos State government over dredging activities may enter another phase as the Federal Government waterways regulatory agency has frowned at the attempt by Lagos State House of Assembly to over reach itself on the extant mining laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria which ...

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Nigeria to Prosecute 10 Pirates under Anti-Piracy Law

By Innocent Orok Nigeria under the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has restated its commitment to collaborate with relevant agencies and stakeholders for the security of the Country’s maritime domain. Director General NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, stated this in Lagos during the official handover of pirates arrested by the Nigerian Navy for prosecution. The 10 pirates had on ...

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NSC partners NCDC to Sensitize Maritime Stakeholders on Covid19

By Innocent Orok In its efforts to keep the maritime industry safe from the Coronavirus pandemic, the Nigeria Shippers’ Council has entered into strategic partnership with the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to contain the spread of COVID-19, particularly in the nation’s maritime community . The council in a statement by Rekiya Zubairu, Head, Public Relations Unit on Wednesday, ...

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Customs Intercepts Covid-19 Vehicle Smuggling Frozen Poultry

— Records N12.7bn Worth of Seizures in Four Months By Innocent Orok The Federal Operations Unit of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Zone ‘A’ in Lagos State has intercepted a vehicle with Covid-19 sticker used to smuggled frozen chicken into the country. The Unit, also intercepted various other contraband items worth N12.7billion between January to April 2020. This was contained ...

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WE ARE SET FOR IMMEDIATE RE-TRAIL OF UZOR KALU- EFCC

…AS UZOR KALU RELEASE A STATEMENT By Innocent Orok With the surprise nullification of the twelve years jail term handed down by the Federal High Court to the former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu by the Supreme Court today. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has promised to mobilized for the immediate retrail of Urzor Kalu. The ...

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